I'll be out all day tomorrow so am posting my offering for the Poetry Bus Challenge today. TFE suggests we write about what makes us angry. I found it impossible to make this rant into a poem - I couldn't get a rhythm going and rhymes wouldn't come either - ideas came thick and fast and I could have gone on longer but it might have become just a boring list. (It might be boring anyway!).
What Gets my Goat?
Empty buildings left to rot
when there are so many homeless.
Fat Cat bonuses paid to bosses and
benefits paid to those who don't deserve them
while others in need get nothing.
Inadequate equipment for servicemen
when Party Conferences are held in luxury.
Farmers receiving less and less for their efforts -
forced to diversify when farming's what they do best.
Hospitals run by business managers
when they should be run by doctors and nurses.
Schools and the Police Force run by politicians
when they should be run by teachers and police.
Shops full of overpackaged goods
when we are drowning in refuse -
much of which can't be recycled.
Our ancestors would be horrified
by our poor husbandry of this country.
They struggled and fought so hard to improve it for us.
We've discarded their standards and wasted their achievements.
now we must pay the price.
No photos today - Olympus thingy is 'not responding'. It's been a glorious day here - I even had my lunch in the garden. The birds were singing and bees were buzzing. We can see the first birds nest of the year high up in a tree just the other side of our garden wall. It's a crows nest so when the eggs hatch I doubt we'll need to use the alarm clock! Do hope you had a lovely day too.
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